WIDA Standards Using Language Objectives to Differentiate Instruction for ELLs What is WIDA? ELD Standards (English Language Development Standards / NC Essential Standards) Common Core Training with ESL Strategies What is WIDA? WIDA stands for World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Adopted by 22 states Visit the WIDA website: http://www.wida.us/ How can I make grade level content comprehensible for my ELLs? What language does he need to learn ____? What can he do? How can he show his learning? ACCESS scores, Can Do Descriptors, and Performance Definitions answer these questions for us. Why should we implement WIDA Standards? Mandated by the NC Dept. of Education Used as a tool for the implementation of the Common Core State and Essential Standards Every teacher with ELLs needs to weave in ELD Standards in their instruction daily. Supports the teacher! NC Teacher Evaluation Standards II and IV Differentiation made easy! Assessment wall conversations will be more meaningful. Teachers can use the language provided by WIDA to formulate measurable goals on PEPs. Supports all ESL students! Extends NC Falcon and the Common Core NC Teacher Evaluation Process Standard II: Teachers Establish a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students: D.) Teacher adapt their teaching for the benefit of students with special needs. (special language needs) NC Teacher Evaluation Process Standard IV: Teachers Facilitate Learning for Their Students A.) Teachers know the ways in which learning takes place, and they know the appropriate levels of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of their students. B.) Teachers plan instruction appropriately for their students. C.) Teachers use a variety of instructional methods. D.) Teachers use a variety of methods to assess what each student has learned. English Language Proficiency Standards WIDA Standards Gives teachers a framework to differentiate instruction. Easily altered to fit what we are teaching Centered on the language needs of the student to access grade level content What are the Standards? Standard: Language of Math Language Domains: Listening Speaking Reading Writing Standards: Language of Science What language do my students need to understand in order to learn the content? Standard: Language of Language Arts Standard: Social and Instructional Language Standard: Language of Social Studies Data Driven Instruction: Student Roster Reports All LEP students received a language proficiency test called the ACCESS test. This test measures English proficiency in: Listening Speaking Reading Writing Student Roster Reports: 2011 ACCESS Scores Includes scores for all of the ESL students in your school last year. See highlighted sections for specific scores. The following slides will explain how to interpret these scores. Language Proficiency Levels Many of our ESL students are in this range in one or more language domains. Students in this area are comparable to native English speakers. Source: www.wida.us What are the Language Proficiency Levels? 1 Entering: minimal social and academic language with support 2 Beginning: uses some social and academic language with support 3 Developing: uses social English and SOME academic language with support 4 Expanding: uses social English and some technical academic language 5 Bridging: uses social and academic language working with grade level material 6 Reaching: uses social and academic language at the highest level The Continuum of Second Language Acquisition Entering: 1 Reaching: 6 The second language acquisition process involves gradual scaffolding from: Concrete ideas/concepts Familiar situations General vocabulary Single Words & Phrases Abstract ideas/concepts Unfamiliar situations Technical vocabulary Extended discourse Source: page RG12 WIDA Standards Booklet What is the difference between specialized and technical vocabulary? General Specific Technical total sum ELA person 3-5 Science 6-8 knee character protagonist kneecap patella Social Studies 9-12 population Demographics Math 1-2 in all people RG-46 Figure 5C WIDA Resource Guide When are students considered English language proficient? ACCESS results are as followed to exit the ESL program. Reading=4.0 Expanding Writing=4.0 Expanding Composite (Overall Score)=4.8 Expanding/Bridging Level Students that exit the program are monitored for 2 years. Temporary support is given when needed. What should we expect from our students? Important references: Performance Definitions Can Do Descriptors More about Language Proficiency Levels: Performance Definitions Describes at each level what students can process, understand, produce or use. Refer to page RG-45 in your Resource Guide Read and discuss characteristics of each level with your group. Can Do Descriptors What can my student do? Refer to page RG 58 in your Resource Guide BEST resource! Helps us answers the question: What can I expect from my students? Using a highlighter, mark the verbs that you see on the handout. Notice the types of verbs we use at each proficiency level. These verbs help us create formative assessment tasks that are appropriate for a particular language level. Now, select a student from the Student Roster Report provided. Using the Can Do’s and Performance Definitions, discuss how the rubrics can help you understand what the student can do and what we should expect them to do. How to Create a Language Objective How to create a language objective: Language Objectives have 3 parts: Verb + Topic + Support Creating a language objective: step-by-step 2nd Choose a verb 1st Is the verb appropriate for his/her level of language? Choose a topic How do I want to assess their knowledge? 3rd Choose a method of support. How can I help them understand the vocabulary? Verbs are POWERFUL! WIDA and NC FALCON VERB = FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT (Differentiation) How will the student demonstrate understanding? Is the selected verb appropriate for the language level of my student? Can this mode of communication (VERB) help students demonstrate what they TRULY know? Refer to handouts that show lists of verbs in your folder. Why give support? Levels the language playing field Makes challenging vocabulary understandable Please refer to page RG-21 for types of supports across content areas. 3.E.2.2 Compare Earth’s land features (including volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caverns, and islands) by using models, pictures, diagrams, and maps. Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Match pictures of landforms using word cards with a partner. Categorize landforms by their characteristics using picture cards. Follow multistep directions to complete a model of landforms using illustrations from the text. Compare and contrast different landforms using the text and a Venn diagram with a partner. Point to pictures of landforms when asked questions. (“Which one is a mountain”) Explain in phrases or short sentences each category with teacher support. Write a brief description of each landform presented in the model using words and illustrations from the text. Explain physical chararacteristics of landforms using pictures and technical vocabulary from an alphabox. Summarize the similarities and differences between two landforms using a Venn diagram. Produce an informational article about a popular landform in the world using information found on the internet. 2.RL.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot. I CAN describe how a character feels using the illustrations and the text. Learning Target Criteria for Success I WILL identify how the character is feeling using picture cards. I WILL point out examples from the text and illustrations to support my choice. 1.RF.3b Decode regularly spelled one syllable words Learning Target I CAN read one syllable words. Criteria for Success I WILL identify each letter sound in a word using sound boxes. I WILL produce a new word by changing the beginning sound in a word using sound boxes. Look at all of our resources!!!! ESL Teachers ACCESS scores Verbs Can Do’s Performanc e Definitions Supports Please visit www.wida.us for many useful resources! ESL Website Training materials (including this presentation) are available on our ESL website. Questions? Need resources? We are always available to help you! www.wida.us Our ESL website Please visit our ESL website! Please keep in touch!